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Andrew Lau

I will truly miss Mrs.Allen,she was my teacher,and i remember her fondly.She worked hard to teach us well.And i benefitted greatly for having her as my teacher.Our loss is Heavens gain.Until we meetagain Mrs.Allen.

Lois Taylor & Oriana

We miss our wonderful neighbor so much!! It is so hard to pass her house and her not be there for our daily visit. Oriana the dog and we are so sad she is no longer with us. We loved Miss Jeanette so very much!!!

Bobbie Steyerman

I met Jeanette at Hendricks Elem. and we began a sweet friendship that has continued through the years. We have had lots and lots of laughs together. She taught my daughter in 4th grade. We have taken trips together, visited in each other's homes, eaten meals together, prayed for each other, and so many other things. I have called her almost every day for years. I already miss those calls! I treasure our memories and am so thankful for our many years of friendship.

Katie Dupras (Steyerman)

Mrs. Allen was by far one of the best there ever was!! She was not only my 4th grade teacher. She was like family to me. She watched me grow up, get married, & was "Aunt Nette" to my son, Joshua. She loved unconditionally & loved hard. To this day, I can still remember her reading "Where the Red Fern Grows", "Foxy," & "Good-bye My Lady," with boxes of tissues near her. I can remember telling her she had her earrings on backwards one day as well. She was definitely family to us all. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Praise God for salvation & knowing that as a child of God, we will be reunited again one day. Love you, Mrs. Allen. Joshua will always love his Aunt Nette!!

Mrs. Jeanette Meitzler Allen


Mrs. Jeanette Meitzler Allen, 88, of Jacksonville passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at Baptist Medical Center, South under the care of Community Hospice.

She was born in Picayune, MS and was a daughter of the late Emmett and Lois Clark Meitzler.

On January 1, 1958, she married Norman L. Allen while living and working in Starke, FL. . The family then relocated their home to Jacksonville in 1966. She would have a career as a teacher in the Duval Public Schools for some 35 years. She taught in several locations but spent much of her time teaching at Hendrick Avenue Elementary School where she was one of the most beloved fourth grade teachers.

Mrs. Allen had many dear friendships among her co-workers and church members. She would often travel with them when she was able. She was a dear lady who was loved by her family, her co-workers and her church family. She was an active and longtime member of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church. She could often be found helping and caring for others as the opportunity presented itself.

Mrs. Allen will always be remembered as always being impeccably dressed and having a presence about herself that she projected to those around here leaving no doubt as to who she was and what she was about.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 33 years, Norman L. Allen in 1991 and all of her siblings, Lucille Chancella, Charles Meitzler, Billy Meitzler, Juanita Meitzler, Marvin Meitzler and Glyn Meitzler.

She leaves behind her loved and devoted son, John Allen of Jacksonville and his loving ,caring and devoted partner Meredith Vaughn as well as Meredith’s children, Shaye Lynn Vaughn and Matthew Dean Vaughn , who loved her like a Grandma.

Mrs. Allen’s family will receive friends Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Funeral Home, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville 32207 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. B. J. Hutto, pastor, officiating. She will be laid to rest, next to her husband, at Bosque Bello Cemetery the next day, Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM in Fernandina Beach.

In Lieu of flowers the family asks Mrs. Allen be remembered with donations, in her name, to Community Hospice of NE Florida, Haven Hospice or the charity of one’s choice.


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